How to do a Balance Trainer Crunch

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About Balance Trainer Crunch

Sets Logged
637,630
Popularity Rank
269th
Difficulty
Beginner
Abs Strength
81 mSCORE 58th
Equipment Required
Primary Muscles
Secondary Muscles
None

Instructions: How To

Balance Trainer Crunch is a more difficult variation on the standard Crunch. Similar to other crunches, this is a bodyweight exercise that targets your abdominals. By using a Balance Trainer, you add more instability to the movement, which leads to better activation of your core.

  1. Sit on the edge of the Balance Trainer, dome side up, with your knees bent and feet planted firmly on the ground.
  2. Lay your back onto the Balance Trainer placing your back into an extended position.
  3. Fold your arms across your chest.
  4. Flex your abdomen to bring your lower ribcage to your belly button as you raise your torso off of the Balance Trainer and avoid any excessive forward movement of your head.
  5. Control your movement keeping tension in your abdomen as you return to the starting position.

Common Mistakes

  • Sitting Up Too Far

    Crunches are designed so you only raise your shoulder blades, not your entire torso. While it isn’t ineffective or dangerous to raise your torso off the ground, it isn’t a crunch. Focus on contracting your abs to get just your shoulders elevated.

Reps & Weight: How much to lift

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    1 Set Max
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